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LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE'S STUDENT NEWSPAPER 

Ha Viz Collegtemte 



Volume 78, No. 8 



An Independent Publication | Founded 1924 



November 10, 2010 



THIS WEEK IN 

LA VIE 



Sports 



Volleyball clinches their third 
consecutive Commonwealth 
Conference Championship 

Page 8 



Perspectives 

Leaders of the Campus 
Conservatives & Democrats 
offer their opinion on the Nov. 2 
election 

Page 6 



A&E 



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Did Paranormal Activity 2 live 
up to its expectations? Read our 
review 

Page 5 



Dangerous drinks banned on LVC campus 




Laura Waldron ' 1 1 
Axi McFadden '12 

La Vie Staff Writers 

Lebanon Valley College has joined 
a growing list of colleges and univer- 
sities across the country that have 
banned the controversial drink Four 
Loko. 

"Due to the dangerous nature of 
this alcoholic beverage, we are institut- 
ing an immediate update to the college 
policy governing the consumption of 
alcohol on LVC property. Effective 
immediately Four Loko is a prohib- 
ited beverage, regardless of age/' Vice 
President for Student Affairs Gregory 
H. Krikorian said in a campus-wide e- 
mail last week. 

"College campuses in the area and 
around the country — including LVC 
— are seeing significant numbers of 



students who have required medical 
treatment as a result of consuming this 
alcoholic beverage. Drinking alcohol 
with energy drinks is dangerous, given 
the inherent risk in mixing alcohol, a 
depressant, with stimulants. Stimu- 
lants mask the depressant effects of 
the alcohol, allowing the person to 
consume even more alcohol and thus, 
delaying feelings of drunkenness/' 
Krikorian's statement continued. 

Four Loko is a drink that mixes 
alcohol and caffeine: A 23.5-ounce 
can contains the equivalent of six 
standard servings of alcohol and 
five cups of coffee. A malt bever- 
age available in a variety of flavors, 
Four Loko combines alcohol with 
stimulants like caffeine, guarana 
and taurine. 

Known as "blackout in a can" 
and "liquid cocaine," the con- 




sumption of Four Loko has led to 
students being hospitalized. Some 
suggest the drink can be lethal. 

"I decided to ban Four Loko 
because it seems to me the drink 
is an inherently dangerous cocktail 
that's just begging to be abused by 



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young people," said LVC President 
Stephen C. MacDonald. "An 
overload of alcohol and caffeine 
squeezed into a flavored base: a 
shameless concoction. I'm not 
a Prohibitionist; I enjoy social 
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Andrew Veirtz '12 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Readers of La Vie have prob- 
ably seen or heard about last week's 
front page, specifically the picture 
of the late Tyler Clementi with the 
caption "An Hero." 

Many are unaware that, in fact, 
the phrase is used to make fun 
of victims of suicide. It is what 
is known as an Internet "meme," 
which is basically a sort of cultural 
idea or catchphrase that spreads 
rapidly and is copied constantly via 
the Internet. 

The truth is, the phrase has a tragic 
history of its own. It all began with the 
suicide of Mitchell Henderson, who 
was a seventh grader in Rochester, Min- 
nesota, in 2006. The details surround- 
ing his suicide were never disclosed, 
but his friends and family constructed 
a Myspace memorial page in his name. 



WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK 



In it, one comment read "He 
was such an hero, to take it all away. 
We miss him so, That you should 
know, And we honor him this day. 
He was an hero, to take that shot, to 
leave us all behind." 

As is common in many areas of 
the Internet, certain users latched 
onto the poster's poor grammar and 
began using the term "an hero" to 
make fun of victims of suicide. The 
term now means "one who commits 
suicide over something trivial." 

It is also used as a verb as a syn- 
onym for suicide, further empha- 
sizing the grammatical error. This 
definition is due in part because of 
a rumor that Mitchell Henderson 
committed suicide because he lost 
his iPod. This rumor also began 
due to the false comments made by 
Internet bullies. 

And thus the term, like so many 
other Internet memes, spread 



across many parts of the Internet 
almost overnight. It survives be- 
cause of the trend of "trolling," 
which is the act of saying some- 
thing extremely absurd or offensive 
just to get a response. The trend 
has become so popular due to the 
anonymity allowed by the Inter- 
net, which allows users of some 
websites to make comments on 
articles or forums under complete 
anonymity. 

It is unfortunate and sad how 
many individuals have chosen to 
make fun of things like committing 
suicide, and as the La Vie communi- 
ty now knows, it can have far reach- 
ing effects. The photo in last week's 
story, which contained a derogatory 
term with a sad history all its own, 
just serves another example of the 
tragic trend of cyber bullying. 



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Important note 
from 
the editors: 



Thank you to the LVC com- 
munity for alerting us to the cul- 
tural meaning of "An Hero." On 
behalf of La Vie, we would like 
to apologize for the photo on the 
front page of the special report 
on social networking. We did not 
realize the term has a derogatory 
meaning. 

If you care to comment, please 
submit a letter to the editor by e- 
mail to lavie(a)lvc.edu or hand de- 
liver it to our Mund office. Again, 
we apologize for the photo. 

Sincerely, 

The La Vie Staff 



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drinking. But this is a particularly 
appalling case of the exploitation 
of a youthful market by reckless 
and irresponsible entrepreneurs." 

The hospitalization of an LVC 
student played a role in the banning 
of Four Loko. "Given the recent 
information that has become avail- 
able, there are some risky conse- 
quences that especially college aged 
students are seeing. We would rath- 
er not take that risk/' Krikorian said. 

Four Loko began as a party drink. 

According to the company's web- 
site, "In 2005, three college friends 
from the Ohio State University had 
the entrepreneurial idea to start their 
own company. They took out a Small 
Business Administration loan and put 
their financial resources on the line to 
launch Chicago-based Phusion Proj- 
ects, LLC. Over the past five years, 
Phusion Projects, LLC has become a 
successful alcoholic beverage compa- 
ny that sells its products - Four Loko, 
Four MaXed and Earthquake - in 
more than 45 states." 

Four Loko got its name from 
its four drink ingredients: caffeine, 
taurine, guarana and alcohol. In- 
troduced in 2008, the drink now 
comes in eight flavors: orange, fruit 
punch, lemonade, UVA (grape), 



cranberry-lemonade, blue-raspber- 
ry or lemon-lime flavored alcohol. 

Four Loko and similar drinks 
are being investigated to determine 
if caffeine and alcohol are a safe 
concoction. 

Quoted on LancasterOnline. 
com, Dr. Mike Reihart, a Lancaster 
General Hospital emergency physi- 
cian for the past 13 years, said he has 
never seen anything like Four Loko. 
"They're nearly comatose from alco- 
hol poisoning," Reihart said of some 
of the patients he's treated. 

Several states are also looking 
into the marketing practices that 
Phusion Projects uses. The compa- 
ny denies that it markets the prod- 
uct to people under the age of 21. 

"'We ID' is very clearly stated 
on the can. Not only is that in huge 
font, but the percentage of alcohol 
is as well," the company declares on 
its website. 

Another reason the drink is dan- 
gerous, experts say, is because the 
caffeine in the drinks suppresses the 
feeling of inebriation. The caffeine 
makes you feel wide awake, which 
can make a person believe they have 
the ability to perform a task poten- 
tially dangerous to their health. 

Quoting the Centers for Disease 



Control and Prevention, the Boston 
Daily News reported that "drinkers 
who consume alcohol mixed with 
caffeinated energy drinks are three 
times more likely to binge drink, 
and twice as likely to report being 
taken advantage of sexually." 

"It is an exponential relationship 
because of what it is configured with. 
It has a stimulant in it, which delays 
the effect and then affects you later. It's 
almost too late by the time you notice 
it," Krikorian said in an interview with 
La Vie. 

"I think it is unreasonable," one 
student protested. "There are no ille- 
gal substances in Four Loko, so why 
can't students who are 21 or over have 
it?" 

"You have to drink it in modera- 
tion," another explained. "There is 
a difference between drinking and 
overdrinking. When you are drink- 
ing Four Loko, you can ask your- 
self: How much of this drink have 
I had?" Reasons another student: 
"It all comes down to responsible 
drinking. Some people can handle 
it, some people can't." 

"If kids would pace themselves 
and drink somewhat responsibly, it 
wouldn't have this impact," said an- 
other student. "Kids really go at it just 



because it tastes so good; drinking 
three or four at a time. If they were 
smart about drinking, they'd have one 
and take a break or something. It's not 
Four Loko's fault in my opinion, it's 
the people who don't have enough 
common sense to handle it." 

One student commented, "I have 
heard the horror stories of Four Loko, 
but people should know how to drink 
responsibly. The fact that it is being 
banned from campus is ridiculous in 
my opinion, but like other rules that 
the campus has, this one will probably 
be broken. I think kids will want to try 
it more just because they will want to 
know why it has been banned." 

"A group of students who never 
thought twice about trying the 
drink are now interested in what 
this banned drink can do. Calling 
so much attention to the product 
and telling these students what it 
can do only makes them more de- 
termined to prove it won't happen 
to them," added another student. 

LVC's amnesty policy comes 
into play when discussing alcohol 
consumption. "Student's health 
and safety is a major concern. We 
are always concerned that students 
may not seek out help as they 
should," says Dean Yuhas. 



The LVC policy states, "Student 
seeking assistance from College 
personnel or medical treatment for 
another student will receive medical 
amnesty (will not be subject to judi- 
cial action for alcohol violations) un- 
less they are found to have contribut- 
ed to that students condition." Dean 
Yuhas says, "It is important they we 
are our brother's keeper." 

The general alcohol policy is 
listed in the handbook on pages 
169 to 172. Krikorian describes the 
policy as "Pretty straightforward . . . 
If you are under the age of 21 you 
may not possess or be under the 
influence of alcohol. If you are of 
age, you could have in the privacy 
of your own room, a reasonable 
amount of alcohol. 

"I will give you the exact same 
advice that I gave to my 17-year- 
old son yesterday when we talked 
about this. I hope you make good 
choices; this is one that if you are 
offered it, you should stay away 
from it. If you see a friend who is 
having it, stay away from it, en- 
courage them not to consume it 
because the impact is significant," 
Krikorian says. 



L.WALDRON 
A. MCFADDEN 



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Director of Public Safety AlYingst announces retirement 



Justin Roth '14 

La Vie Staff writer 

After almost 23 years of service to 
the LVC community as the Director 
of Public Safety, Allen Yingst will be 
retiring after this year. Yingst first be- 
gan his career here at LVC in 1988; 
however, he hasn't always been in 
the position of the Director of Public 
Safety. Starting out as a building and 
grounds supervisor, after only a short 
period of employment he was asked 

by then president, John Synodinos, 
to assume the position of Director of 
Safety and Security on campus. 

"It's been an enjoyable experience 
working and being associated with 
the college from the early days when 
the college may have been perceived 
struggling to now one of the top small 
colleges in the country," said Yingst. "I 
am happy to be part of that and hope 
in a small way contributed to the col- 
lege's success over the years." 

Throughout his years at LVC, 
Yingst has seen many changes to the 
community here. Other than the ever- 



changing student population, he has 
faced many changes to his position of 
director. 

"The Director of PS is a 24/7 posi- 
tion. In the past, you could have some 
down time during the summer and 
breaks, but this has all changed due to 
the current expectations of the cam- 
pus community of the PSO opera- 
tions," said Yingst. 

Yingst has formed many relation- 
ships on campus. Whether it be co- 
workers or students, they have made 
his experience here enjoyable. Yingst 
is a much respected figure on campus 
by both co-workers and students. 

"I have worked for Al for almost 
5 years," said Larry McLucas, Public 
Safety supervisor. "It was both a plea- 
sure and an honor to work for him 
over the course of that time. I wish 
him happiness in his retirement." 

Not only has Yingst seen many stu- 
dents pass through, he has also been 
blessed with the relationships formed 
with different LVC presidents. 

'AlYingst has done an outstanding 
job as Director of Public Safety at the 



College over the past 20 years," said 
President Stephen MacDonald. "He 
has been a model of hard work, reli- 
ability, good judgment and common 
sense. Al has led his department very 
effectively, and he has been a depend- 
able counselor to three LVC presi- 
dents. We will miss Al, and we all wish 
him well in his retirement." 

"I think I speak for everyone in the 
Public Safety Office when I say that 
Director Yingst will be greatly missed. 
Dir. Yingst, over the years, has touched 
the lives of many students and faculty 
members. Although this is a special 
occasion for Dir. Yingst, a number of 
us, including me, have mixed emo- 
tions about it," said Brian Boyer, 
Public Safety supervisor. "I wish Dir. 
Yingst only the best in his future en- 
deavors and hope that he makes regu- 
lar appearances on campus to keep in 
touch with all of us in the LVC com- 
munity. Dir. Yingst is a wonderful 
person and he has made me a better 
person by just being around him." 

Yingst has left a lasting impact 
on the LVC community and will be 




missed in the years to follow. On be- 
half of the La Vie staff and student 
body, we wish Yingst the greatest in 
his retirement, and we hope to see 
him around campus as he will always 
be welcome here. 

When asked about leaving the 
campus, Yingst had many things to 
say; however, this is his message: 
"Enjoy your time at LVC, God Bless, 
thank you to all for your friendships." 



Photo by Justin Roth '14 / LA VIE 



J. ROTH 



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Corrections 
& Clarifications 

It is our continuing goal to 
provide readers with complete 
and accurate information. To 
that end, we welcome and en- 
courage notification of any 
mistakes. Readers who wish 
to submit corrections should 
send an email to lavie(S)lvc.edu, 
subject line: Corrections. 



La Vie Collegienne November 10, 2010 3 




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All information courtesy of the LVC Department of Public Safety 

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11-1-10 | Campus 

Harassment 

Unauthorized attempts to access student email accounts occurred. 

11-3-10 | Campus 

Suspicious Persons 

Guests intimidating residents were called in. 

11-4-10 | UG 

Incident Services 

Students were asked to leave the UG. 

11-4-10 | Campus 

Drug Laws 

A bong and questionable-substance smoking was called in. 

11-4-10 | UG 

Disturbance 

A student was escorted from the UG. 

Please report any suspicious activity to Public Safety at x61 11. 



Student Government 
Update 11.8.10 

Hearts for Haiti event, senior portraits coming up 



Abby Tomlinson '12 
Kevin Garrity '13 

La Vie Staff Writers 



During Monday s SG meeting. 
President Stephen MacDonald 
discussed that approval has been 
given to the start of Mund reno- 
vations and that groundbreaking 
will be held tomorrow. 

MacDonald invited the entire 
campus community to attend this 
important event. MacDonald an- 
ticipates the project being com- 
pleted in the spring of 2012. 

The annual Albright football 
game is being held this Satur- 
day. As may be known, there is a 
standing tradition: If LVC beats 
Albright, no classes will be held 
on November 24, the half day 
before Thanksgiving. Come out 
and support the team. 

Kayla Fulfer '12 and Caitlin 
Murphy '12 approached SG con- 



cerning the Hearts for Haiti event 
this upcoming Sunday. This 
event starts at 5 p.m. and will in- 
clude a speaker, a build challenge 
and the LVC's Best Dance Crew 
(to take place in the UG). The 
winners of each challenge will 
receive gift cards or a cash prize. 
To sign up, look for the Hearts for 
Haiti table in the lobby of Mund 
College Center during lunch 
hours. Teams must include five 
to 10 people and $5 per person. 
All proceeds go straight to the 
Haiti Relief. 

Seniors have the opportunity 
to get Senior Portraits November 
16 to 19. If this time does not 
accommodate your schedule, a 
second chance will be available in 
February. Please look for signs in 
Mund College Center if you are 
interested. 



NEW! 



From LVC to the Governor s Mansion 

Graduate to be our next state governor 



Angela Deon '11 
Sam Shoemaker '12 

La Vie Staff Writers 

LVC's own Tom Corbett '71 
was elected Tuesday, Nov. 2, as the 
46th Governor of Pennsylvania. 
His wife, Susan Manbeck Corbett 
'72, will accompany her husband as 
Pennsylvania's next first lady. 

The new Republican Governor- 
Elect Corbett and his future wife 
met in 1968 at LVC. Three years 
later, Corbett received his under- 
graduate degree in political science. 
The couple married the next year 
after Susan received her bachelor's 
degree in English. 

During his time on campus, 
Corbett was a member of the la- 
crosse team, a lifeguard and a 
member of Phi Lambda Sigma — a 



social fraternity founded in 1867. 
He also served in the Pennsylvania 
National Guard 28th Infantry Divi- 
sion from 1971 to 1984, advancing 
from private to captain. 

Upon graduation, Corbett 
taught civics and history at Pine 
Grove Area High School in 
Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. 
In 1975 he received his law degree 
from St. Mary's University School 
of Law in San Antonio, Texas. 

Corbett s political career began 
in 1980 when he became an as- 
sistant US. attorney and was ap- 
pointed to serve as US. Attorney 
by President George H.W. Bush 
from 1988 to 1992. Corbett was 
elected as Pennsylvania Attorney 
General in 1995 to 1997 and then 
re-elected in 2004. 

Susan began her career teach- 



ing senior English in Northern 
Lebanon School District. She then 
dedicated several years to raising 
their two children, Tom and Kath- 
erine (Kate). Tom is a graduate at 
Carnegie Mellon University. Kate 
is a prosecutor in the Philadelphia 
District Attorney's office. 

Although their days at LVC have 
passed, Tom and Susan Corbett are 
still dedicated alumni of the Col- 
lege. Corbett received the 2008 
Distinguished Alumnus Award 
from LVC and the couple still visits 
the campus. LVC is proud to have 
one of their own elected as the next 
Governor of Pennsylvania. 



A. DEON 

S. SHOEMAKER 



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Social justice institute accepting applications 



Noelle Barrett '11 

La Vie Staff Writer 

The Office of Multicultural Af- 
fairs is currently accepting applica- 
tions for the Fourth Annual Social 
Justice Institute (SJl) which will be 
heldJan.l3to 15, 2011. 

The three-day leadership insti- 
tute scheduled over winter break 
includes modules in many areas 
of social justice including ableism, 
sexism, racism, heterosexism and 
classism. By participating in the 
workshops, students will be more 
understanding of the meanings of 
discrimination, prejudice and op- 
pression and will be able to explain 
the differences between them and 
celebration/appreciation of diver- 
sity 

Venus Ricks, director of Multi- 
cultural Affairs, says attending SJI, 
which is specific to LVC, is an eye- 
opener." [SJI] is a wonderful oppor- 



tunity... Its important for anyone 
to have this experience." 

In the past, LVC students spent 
one day in New York City, where 
they were able to visit agencies that 
dealt with many social justice is- 
sues, including homeless shelters 
and Lesbian Gay Bi Transgender 
(LGBT) groups. 

New to SJI is, instead of the 
NYC trip, the opportunity to not 
only visit agencies in Washington 
D.C. but also visit the Holocaust 
Museum. 

Besides gaining awareness of di- 
versity and the trip to Washington 
D.C, students who participate are 
also eligible for the campus-based 
social justice honor society, Pallas 
Society, will fulfill most require- 
ments for the EDGE Certificate 
in Diversity and Social Justice and 
can use the institute as a resume 
enhancer. 

Students can access applications 



online or pick up applications at 
the College Center Desk. Applica- 
tions are due to Deb Bishop at the 
College Center Desk by Monday, 
Nov. 29. 

For more information and for 
an application, visit www.lvc.edu/ 
multicultural-affairs /so cial- j us tice- 
institute.aspx or email Ricks at 
ricks (a) lvc.edu. 



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Features 



Hearts for Haiti team challenge night 

Students will participate in fundraising event 



Caitlin Murphy '12 

Features Editor 

Hello, we are the Hearts for 
Haiti community service group 
here at LVC. We are a group of 
sophomore and junior women 
devoted to helping disaster- 
stricken Haiti. We work with 
our parent organization, Practi- 
cal Compassion, out of Lebanon 
County, to raise funds with the 
hopes of building schools, medi- 
cal facilities, clinics, wells, etc. 
Practical Compassion is current- 
ly working on adding more class- 
rooms, a library and computer 
lab to a school they had built a 
few years back. With the recent 
spout of Cholera and news of a 
hurricane, Practical Compassion 
is focusing some of their efforts 
on getting water, medicine and 
money to as many Haitian peo- 
ple as possible. They are in dire 
need of our help. 

We would like to welcome 
students, faculty and adminis- 
tration to our first fundraising 
event. This coming Sunday, Nov. 
14, we will host a pair of speak- 
ers and challenges that will not 
only spread awareness about the 



plight in Haiti but will also help 
raise money to benefit Practical 
Compassion s mission. At 5 p.m. 
in Leedy Theater, we will wel- 
come Rachael Windholz, aboard 
member of PC, who has been to 
Haiti over six times and is cur- 
rently working with BuildaB- 
ridge International to help with 
relief efforts in Haiti. She plans 
to show video clips and photo- 
graphs about her experiences. 

Following the presentation, 
we will be running a Team-Build 
Challenge at 5:30 p.m. in Leedy. 
Teams of five to 10 students have 
signed up for the opportunity to 
take a random set of materials 
such as cardboard, tape, scissors, 
rope, etc. and construct a build- 
ing. This challenge represents 
our goal of building schools, 
medical facilities and other nec- 
essary structures in Haiti. 

After the team with the best 
"structure" wins the contest, 
there will be an hour intermis- 
sion for dinner. At 7 p.m. on the 
same evening in the UG, we will 
host LVC's Best Dance Crew. 
This competition will host teams 
of five to 10 students as well, and 
they will put on a musical rou- 



tine. LVC s Dance team has cre- 
ated a special routine to perform 
at the event as well! Admission 
for this challenge is $1 but with 
this donation you will receive a 
ballot to cast a vote for your fa- 
vorite team. 

Throughout the evening, we 
will be running a Chinese Auc- 
tion of raffle baskets in Mund 
College Center. We will be sell- 
ing baked goods as well as offer- 
ing individuals the opportunity 
to sponsor a child in Haiti. If 
you are interested, please stop by 
Mund on Sunday, Nov. 14 any- 
time between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. 
to participate. 

For more information on this 
event, please email House Presi- 
dent Kayla Fulfer at kmf005(a) 
lvc.edu. You can also log onto 
Facebook and check out our 
Event to see what teams will be 
participating. We hope to see 
you there! 



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LGBT safe zone training offered 

Students discuss gender and sexuality 



Emily Gertenbach '11 

La Vie Staff Writer 



On Tuesday, Nov. 2 and Thurs- 
day, Nov. 4, "Safe Zone" training 
was offered to the faculty, staff 
and student leaders of LVC. Led 
by Louie Marven, Director of 
Education and Youth Services at 
the LGBT Community Center 
in Harrisburg, the hour-long ses- 
sions focused on creating a safe 
and welcoming environment for 
students who are grappling with 
issues of sexuality and gender 
identity or problems with others' 
insensitivity. 

In the session for students, 
Marven explained that gen- 



der and sexuality do not always 
"match up" with what meets the 
eye, but ought to be respected 
and recognized no matter what. 
He went over many terms used to 
describe gender and sexuality, ex- 
plaining that all were valid terms, 
the usage of which depended on 
the preferences of the person(s) 
in question. 

The students and Marven got 
into a discussion about the recent 
suicide of Rutgers freshman Tyler 
Clementi, whose sexual encoun- 
ter with another male individual 
was allegedly streamed online by 
his roommate and another class- 
mate. Several students contribut- 
ed opinions on whether or not a 
sexual liaison between a man and 



a woman, when streamed online 
without permission, would create 
the same sort of problems, emo- 
tional issues and backlash. 

All attendees of the program, 
many of them Resident Assis- 
tants, have been offered the op- 
portunity to receive and display 
a "safe zone" sign designed by 
Tiffany Hubble '11. The sign, dis- 
played on a room or office door, 
will let students know that the 
space within is a confidential, safe 
space in which to discuss an array 
of matters. Signs are available to 
program attendees by contacting 
Venus Ricks, director of Multicul- 
tural Affairs. 

E. GERTENBACH elgOO 1 (S)lvc.edu 



Fagbug showing in Chapel 

Journey for awareness 



Noelle Barrett '11 

La Vie Staff Writer 

If a derogatory term such as "fag" 
was spray-painted on your car, how 
would you react? New Yorker Erin 
Davies decided to embrace the graf- 
fiti that was sprayed on her VW bug. 
Instead of removing it, she set out on 
a 58-day road trip through 41 states. 
Her objective: to start conversation, 
get reactions and raise awareness. 
Along the way, some people criti- 
cized what she was doing, while oth- 
ers praised it. Seven people tried to 
remove the graffiti, while numerous 
others vandalized the car further. Da- 
vies edited the footage from her trip 
into a film, titled Fagbug. 

This evening, Fagbug will be 
showed in Chapel 101 at 6 p.m. The 
film, followed by a discussion lead 
by Dr. Stevie Falk, director of coun- 
seling, is sponsored by the Office of 
Multicultural Affairs (OMA), Coun- 
seling Service and Freedom Rings. 

Christa Levko '12, president of 
Freedom Rings, says, "[Fagbug] rep- 
resents one woman overcoming and 
showing that you can rise above [hate 
crimes]." 

Venus Ricks, director of Multi- 
cultural Affairs, stresses that the film 
and discussion aren't just for people 
who identify themselves as part of the 
LGBT (lesbian gay bisexual transgen- 
der) community and for allies, but 
also for those who aren't supportive. 
"[The film] sheds light on something 
in our society. Homophobia is real 
and present." 

Both Ricks and Falk cite the event 
as a response to Tyler Clementi's sui- 
cide and other recent teen suicides. 

While no students have come 



to Falk about hate crimes, she says, 
"[Some students] don't feel like LVC 
is a welcoming community because 
they're different. We were hoping 
that we could create a climate of ac- 
ceptance." 

Falk says the discussion will in- 
clude ways to support the LGBT 
community, a distinction between 
tolerance and acceptance and what 
keeps students from talking, among 
other topics. 

Similar events in the past have 
been held at LVC, including the 
showing of Jim in Bold, a documenta- 
ry about Jim Wheeler from Lebanon, 
who committed suicide at age 19 due 
to harassment from other students 
because he was gay. 

There are many resources avail- 
able on campus for students who are 
victims of hate crimes or harassment, 
including the Bias Response Team, 
Counseling Services, OMA, Student 
Affairs and Public Safety (if you feel 
in danger). 

Freedom Rings, a group for 
LGBT, questioning people and allies, 
has representatives available to talk 
on a confidential basis with students 
who are uncomfortable coming out. 

Falk says, '[I] encourage students 
to pick out people they feel comfort- 
able with [such as] professors, an RA, 
other students." 

Campus resources are not avail- 
able 24/7, so if you need help, please 
call one of these resources: The Trev- 
or Project: 1-866-488-7386, Suicide 
Hopeline: 1-800-SUICIDE, National 
Hate Crime Hotline: 208-246-2292. 

For coverage from the event, addi- 
tional information, and more sources, 
visit http:/ /lavieonline.lvcedu. 
N. BARRET T nb002(S)lvc.edu 



Have you seen this gorilla around campus? 

Do you want to find out more about him? Check out LVC's sixth 
annual Music Industry Conference on November 20 to discover more! 




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Second Paranormal encounter not the same 



Rosemary Bucher '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 



I do not go to horror movies to 
be scared. 

I go to horror movies to laugh. 

I know this completely defeats 
the purpose of a scary movie, but 
the way I see it, if a horror movie 
is as scary as it sets out to be, I'm 
laughing because I'm surprised at 
how good it is as opposed to how 
corny and bad it is. 

I still say that the $8.50 I paid 
to go see Paranormal Activity last 
October was worth every cent. The 
movie itself was creepy and average 
all at once, but the infamous ending 
scene was truly the most memora- 
ble moment of the experience and 
one of my favorite movie moments 
of all time. I laughed at the fact that 
a movie had the skill to make me 
jump a little in my seat and at ev- 
eryone else's reactions. 

Needless to say, I was intrigued 
when I saw that Paranormal Activity 
2 was going to be released this year. 
I was even more interested when I 
saw how little information was be- 
ing released about the sequel. 

As the movie started, I had sev- 
eral questions in my mind: How 
were they going to make this movie 
as good as the first one? What was 



going to change? 

The answer? Add a baby to the 
mix. Instantly, the movie became 
predictable and 
boring. True, 
involving a child 
in the now ex- 
pected Para- 
normal Activity 
plot of dragging 
someone out of 
a room, hear- 
ing weird noises 
and spontane- 
ously burning 
objects makes 
the movie a little 
bit more com- 
plex than the 
first movie. But 
that's where the 
movie fails; the 
first movie was 
good because of 
its simplicity. 

The problem 
with Paranor- 
mal Activity 2 
is not that it's 
necessarily a 
bad movie, but 
that it feels like 

an afterthought or a cheap remake. 
It doesn't accomplish anything 
the first movie didn't do already. 
The first movie was scary because 



it looked so realistic, and the ef- 
fects were simple enough that 
people couldn't sleep after hear- 




Image from Google Images 

A PARANORMAL REPEAT? A teaser poster (above) tries to show- 
case some more of what made the first film installment so terrifying 



ing everyday noises like the wind. 
By the time the second movie was 
released, the novelty of the whole 
thing had worn off. Watching a 



movie through camcorder or se- 
curity footage still adds the whole 
idea that the movie is raw and un- 
edited, but 
Paranormal 
Activity 2s 
content 
just doesn't 
match up. 

The most 
disappoint- 
ing part of 
the movie 
was the end- 
ing, just 
because I 
expected 
in true sec- 
ond movie 
fashion, the 
ending was 
going to be 
bigger and 
better than 
the already 
spectacu- 
lar ending 
of the first 
movie. I was 
saddened to 
find out that 
the ending, 
while okay, just didn't stick with me 
the way I wanted it to. It seemed cli- 
che and predictable, while I wanted 
something along the lines of the 



random and unexpected conclu- 
sion to the first movie. 

I didn't laugh once. The over- 
all production was well thought 
out, so it didn't have that bad hor- 
ror movie "C'mon! Really?" feel- 
ing, but I wasn't impressed at all. I 
couldn't sleep after viewing the first 
movie, and as a girl who doesn't get 
scared at horror movies, that's an 
achievement. People are still talk- 
ing about how scared they were 
watching the first film, but I don't 
think that this movie will have the 
same impact on audiences. There 
were some scary moments, but 
they were mostly built off of sud- 
den actions the audience didn't ex- 
pect instead of the low-tech chills 
supplied by the first movie. 

In the end, Paranormal Activity 
2, while still a believable relation to 
the first film, just isn't scary enough 
to be a proper horror movie, and 
isn't bad enough to be considered 
a comedic failure. It just fails to 
impress, relying on the success of 
the first movie to drag in an audi- 
ence, just like the movie depends 
on scary invisible ghosts dragging 
scared people out of their nice 
warm beds and into the unknown. 



R. BUCHER 



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Jump online and check out this week's viral videos 




>Video 2 




"People Are 
Awesome 59 



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoOCazxj_yc 

...or search the video title on YouTube 

People are just really awesome. It's a five-minute video uploaded by 
user Hadoukentheband on YouTube, and it has circulated over five 
million views since its upload date on Oct. 25. Basically, it's just a 
compilation of clips from many different people doing truly amazing 
things to the tune of "Mecha Love" by Hadouken. Clips of amazing 
feats include trick basketball shots from the top of towers, people 
doing stunts and tricks on bikes, skateboards and even wheelchairs. 
In my opinion, the best clip is the one of a group of men who figured 
out how to run on water, 
-compiled by Dan Callahan '14 




I 



"The Rent is Too 
Damn High Party's 
Jimmy McMillan 55 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4o-TeMHysO 

...or search the video title on YouTube 

With Election Day just last week, I thought it'd be perfect timing 
to mention the viral sensation Jimmy McMillan made of himself 
by speaking at the NY Governor Debate on Oct. 18. The video was 
uploaded that same day and since then, it's gained over four million 
views and great popularity. Although McMillan is a registered 
Democrat, he considers himself to be a part of the Rent Is Too Damn 
High Party. 



6 La Vie Cqllegienne November 10, 2010 



Perspectives 



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Election Commentary 

Leaders of campus groups weigh in on November 2nd election 

College Democrats College Conservatives 



Oliver Lyons '11, President of 
Democrats 

In November 2008, Ameri- 
cans voted for change from 
the eight years of the Bush 
Ad m i n i s - 
tration. In 
the two 
years since 
the 2008 
e 1 e c t i o n , 
President 
Obama and 
the Demo- 
cratic Congress brought the 
economy back from the brink 
of disaster and pushed for job 
creation. Unfortunately, turn- 
ing around the economy after 
eight years of failed policy 
takes time. The election last 
week showed that Americans 
had become impatient with 
the progress of the recovery. 
This impatience has allowed 
Republicans to gain control 



TTt 



of the House and pick up six 
Senate seats, resulting in a di- 
vided Congress for the next 
two years. Hopefully, the 
Republicans will realize that 
they must work with Presi- 
dent Obama and the Demo- 
cratic Senate 
to continue 
the fragile eco- 
nomic recov- 
ery. If Repub- 
licans fail to 
work with 
the President 
and Demo- 
cratic Senate, they risk put- 
ting Americans out of work 
and increase the chance of a 
double-dip recession. For the 
sake of all Americans and the 
country, I hope the Repub- 
lican House will work with 
President Obama and the 
Democratic Senate to contin- 
ue the economic recovery. 



Katie Costolnick '12, 
President of Conservatives 

Alexde la Torre' 11, 
Secretary of 
Conservatives 



On Nov. 2, 
voters across 
the nation went 
to the polls and 
made their voices 
heard, and their 
message was loud 
and clear: Enough 
is enough! 

The American 
people are tired of the irre- 
sponsibility of our politicians 
in Washington and our state 
capitals. They are sick of the 
growing intrusion of big gov- 
ernment into our private lives, 
their tax dollars being used to 
bail out corporations whose 
failure they had no part in and 
government taking over every 
aspect of the private sector. 



John Boehner, soon to be 
Speaker of the House, made a 
clear but simple promise that 
he and the new majority will 
listen to the American people. 
We are well aware that they 
have promised this in the past, 
but we will 
make it 
clear to Re- 
publicans 
that this is a 
probation- 
ary period, 
and if they 
cant lis- 
ten to us, 
they will be voted out as well. 

We hope that the Republi- 
cans will use this opportunity 
to undo the harm that has been 
done over the past decade. This 
means, at a minimum, stopping 
the deficit spending and repeal- 
ing Obamacare. The American 
people have spoken loudly 
and clearly. Our prayer is that 
the new majority will listen. 




Letter to the Editors T 



To whom it may concern: 

I just saw the newspaper and I 
have a bit of a concern about the 
picture chosen for the front page. 
Something I researched last year, 
the ideas behind "An Hero" slo- 
gans are NOT to be nice and call 
someone a martyr or something, 
but rather saying a big "Thank 
God you killed yourself" to the 
world. I think that perhaps this 
was a poor choice of picture in 
this tragic case, and ever at all. I 
just wanted to let you know about 
what this means, because I feel like 
you guys didnt realize it and thus 
I know it isn't your fault: Here's an 
article to show you what I mean: 
http:// encyclopediadramatica. 



com/An_hero . "An Hero" is also 
defined on Urban Dictionary as 
"Committing suicide over some- 
thing really stupid." I'm sure you 
see why this "definition" is wrong 
and depressing from this popular 
gag site. I know an article within 
the paper talks about Trolling, 
which this certainly is, but I think 
the "An Hero" campaign should 
be noted somewhere. Unless I 
missed it, in which case sorry to 
mention it. I just wanted you to 
know about this so that perhaps 
you could address it in the future. 

Thank you for taking the time 
to read this. 

-Alison Reed '12 




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Scoreboard 

Men's Soccer 

@ Messiah, 11/2 : L 0-2 

Women's Soccer 

©Arcadia, 11/3: LO-1 

Field Hockey 

vs. Elizabethtown, 11/3 : W 4-2 

Volleyball 

vs. Messiah, 11/3 : W 3-2 

Ice Hockey 

vs. Drexel, 11/5 : L3-4 

Football 

@ Lycoming, 11/6 : W 28-14 

Field Hockey 

©Messiah, 11/6 :L 2-5 

Men's Swimming 

vs. DeSales ,11/6 :W 180-31 

Women's Swimming 

vs. DeSales ,11/6 :W 186-50 

Volleyball 

@ Elizabethtown, 11/6 : W 3-0 




Angela Kuperavage 
Volleyball 



Junior Angela 
Kuperavage 
leads the vol- 
leyball team 
in defense 
with 528 digs. 
Kuperavage 
had 17 digs 
in the team's 
tournament 
vs. Elizabeth- 
town in the 
Commonwealth Conference Cham- 
pionship match on Saturday, Nov. 6, 
naming her tournament MVP. 



Matt Lillis 
Football 

Senior 
corner- 
back Matt 
Lillis 
caught 
two 

intercep- 
tions at 
Lycoming 
on 

Saturday, 
Nov. 6, 

one of which he returned 90 
yards for a touchdown. The team 
went on to defeat Lycoming 
28-14, breaking the Warrior's 
undefeated home season. 





Schedule 

Wednesday, 11/3 

Women's Soccer 
@ Frostburg State, 5 p.m. 

Friday 11/12 

Men's and Women's Swimming 
vs. King's, 6 p.m. 

Ice Hockey 
vs. Penn State Berks, 7 p.m. 

Volleyball 
vs. Ithaca at Frostberg, 
12:30 p.m. 

Saturday, 11/13 

Football 
vs. Albright, 1 p.m. 

Ice Hockey 
@ Scranton, 1 p.m. 

Field Hockey 

vs. Cortland State/U Mass- 
Dartmouth, 2 p.m. 



Men's and Women's Cross 
Country @ NCAA Regionals, 

TBA 




Mens and women's soccer fall in CC playoffs 



Alyssa Wargo ' 1 1 
Tabitha Brobst '11 

La Vie Staff Writers 

After a strong season of regu- 
lar series play, LVC Mens and 
Women's Soccer fell in the Com- 
monwealth Conference playoffs. 
However, both teams are looking 
to further their play in the East- 
ern College Athletic Conference 
(ECAC), to begin this week. 

On Wednesday Nov. 3, the 
women's regular season ended 
with a win by Arcadia over the 
Dutchmen 1-0. The game was 
decided by a single goal in the 
second half, which was enough to 
give Arcadia the win. Junior Sami 
Young, biology major, had an im- 
pressive game as keeper. She had 
nine saves, which is one less than 
her season high. Sophomore Ni- 
cole Snyder, a physical therapy 
major, and freshman Lindi Crist, 
also a physical therapy major, each 
had two shots on goal to lead the 
team. The team ended their season 
with a record of 10-8-2. 



Senior Julie Vonhauser, captain 
and a psychobiology major, said, 
"The loss at the playoff game was 
tough, but I know that we didn't 
give up, which is all that matters! 
This is the most talented group of 
girls that I have played with out of 
all four years I have been here, and 
I expect more successful seasons 
to come!" 

On Tuesday, Nov. 2, men's soc- 
cer fell to No. 1 Messiah. LVC's de- 
fense was strong in the first half, al- 
lowing only one of Messiah's nine 
shots at goal to reach the back of 
the net. Graduate student Justin 
Hutchinson, junior Chris Hall and 
sophomore Andrew Cooper each 
had two shots for the Dutchmen, 
while sophomore Kelly Hess had 
one. The men ended their season 
with a record of 9-8-1. 

On Monday, Nov. 8, both 
teams were notified about making 
the ECAC's. 

The women's team earned a 
bid to the EC AC South Women's 
Soccer Championship as an eighth 
place team. On Wednesday, Nov. 



17, the team will travel to Mary- 
land to Frostburg State, who 
boasts a 15-4 record. It is LVC's 
fourth appearance in the game in 
program history. 

The winner of the game will go 
on to play the winner of Alvernia 
versus Cabrini on Saturday at the 
highest remaining seed. 

The men's team earned reached 
the ECAC South Men's Soccer 
Championship for the fourth time 
in program history. Lebanon Val- 
ley College Men's Soccer also ap- 
peared in the ECAC tournament 
in 2002, 2004, and 2009. The 
Dutchmen reached the semifinals 
in the 2002 and 2009 seasons. 

This year, the fifth-ranked Fly- 
ing Dutchmen travel to fourth- 
ranked Stevenson University in 
Maryland today for a 1 :30 game. 

The winner of that game will 
play the winner of Penn State Beh- 
rend and Bethany at the highest 
remaining seed on Saturday. 



A. WARGO 
T. BROBST 



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tlb003(o)lvc.edu 



Ice hockey suffers first loss late 



Injuries play role in hockey loss 




Photo courtesy of Tim Flynn 

ST0PPABLE Senior goalie Rich Drazin made a season high 46 saves in 
the 4-3 loss to Drexel 



Kevin Garrity '12 

La Vie Staff Writer 



In a very heated game on Fri- 
day evenings the Lebanon Valley 
ice hockey team suffered their 
first loss of the season to Drexel. 
Only a short 20 seconds after 
freshman Tyler Skroski tied the 
game with less than three min- 
utes to go, Drexel scored the fi- 
nal goal to win the game 4-3. 

The other two LVC goals are 
credited to Matthew Conroy '12 
assisted by Matthew Kisiday '12 
early in the first and the other 
to Nick Schultz '12 assisted 
by both Corey Conte '11 and 
Skroski halfway through the 
second. 

While the first loss of the 
season is not their proudest mo- 
ment for the ice hockey team, 
they know that they had a very 
tough challenge in the Drexel 
game. With Kyle Stewardson 
'12 and Tim Bodenheimer '12 



out with shoulder injuries and 
Shane Golden '14 out with a 
concussion ; the team was down 
a few men. On top of that, in the 
first period, Brad Surdam '11 
had the back of his neck cut by 
a skate, leading to a trip to the 



hospital. 

With five stitches inside, 12 
outside, and the first loss of the 
season, Surdam and the rest of 
the Dutchmen may have been 
a little shaken, but the game 
brought some good. Rich Dra- 



zin '11 made 46 saves, his most 
in a game this season, and the 
fans were very into the game, 
especially after Drazin stopped 
all Dragon shots on their three 
powerplays as they lead in shots 
17-7 over the Dutchmen. 

When asked to comment on 
the game, one fan states, "Skros- 
ki's goal was great.. .Top shelf, 
like where mom hides the cook- 
ies." 

The ice hockey team will 
host Penn State Berks this Fri- 
day in the Hershey Park Arena 
at 7 p.m. If this game is any- 
thing like their last, it will turn 
out to be a great one, consider- 
ing LVC's 7-3 victory over Penn 
State Berks in October. 

The ice hockey team also 
travels to the University of 
Scranton on Saturday, Nov. 13th 
for a one o'clock game. 



K. GARRITY kjg002(o)lvc.edu 




Swimming 
success 

Dan Callahan '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 

The LVC swim team hosted the 
DeSales University club program 
this past Saturday, with both the 
mens and women's teams beating 
up on the Bulldogs. The men won 
180-31, and the women won 186- 
50. Not only did the LVC welcome 
17 more MAC -qualifying times, 
but three records were set by two 
freshmen women swimmers. 

Alicia Hain '14 broke sopho- 
more teammate Kristen Zartman's 
record for the 400-meter freestyle 
by two seconds, with a time of 
5:02.94. Julia Mongeau '14 set two 
records on Saturday, one in the 
200-meter breaststroke with a time 
of 2:58.04 and the other in the 200- 
IM, where she touched the wall in 
2:39.90. Gina Fontana originally 
set this record in 1993, which was 
the longest standing meter record 
in all of the women's events. 

When asked about her success 
so far this season, Mongeau replied, 
"Coming into swimming this year 
I just decided to take times on the 
record board and set them as my 
goal. The team really helps you 
get the time you want whether it's 
a record, a MAC championship 
qualifying time, or just a personal 
best, everyone cheers for everyone 
no matter what. They all watch the 
clock and your race and get just as 
excited as you do" 

Overall, LVC received wins in 
all but two events. For the men, 
winners and qualifiers included 
Matt Dwyer '14, Tony Shipkowski 
'11, Devon Stutzman '13, Jeffrey 
Bush '1 1, John Denniston '14, Erik 
Brandt '13, John Heenan '12, Ryan 
Humphries '12 and Brett Wimmer 
'11. In the women's events, Julia 
Mongeau '14, Alicia Hain '14, 
Krysteena Koller '14, Kelsey Sher- 
man '12 and Kristen Zartman '13 
won their individual events and 
met MAC standards. 

LVC will face MAC opponent 
King's College on Friday at 6 p.m. 



D. CALLAHAN 



dpc001(o)lvc.edu 



Football wins fourth straight 



Lauren Scott '12 

Sports Editor 



The LVC football team im- 
proved its record to 5-4 after 
clinching its fourth victory in a 
row while playing Lycoming Col- 
lege on the road. The win also im- 
proved the team's MAC record to 
4-2. 

The game marked a match-up 
of the top two running backs in 
the MAC, LVC's Ben Guiles '12 
and Lycoming's Josh Kleinfelter. 
Guiles had two touchdowns dur- 
ing the game and 110 yards, break- 
ing the single-season rushing re- 
cord at 1,143 and also completing 
his 10th career 100-yard game. Ly- 
coming's Kleinfelter left the game 
due to injury on the Warrior's sec- 
ond drive. 

The Warriors had been unde- 
feated at home prior to the Dutch- 
men victory, in which LVC took a 
commanding 21-0 lead in the first 
half. Thanks to quick hands to col- 
lect Lycoming turnovers, touch- 
downs were made by Guiles, Tim 
Picerno '12 and Matt Lillis '11, 




who returned a 90-yard intercep- 
tion, the second longest in school 
history. 

LVC only turned the ball over 
once in the game, and Lyco was 
unable to catch up from the lead, 
only scoring two touchdowns in 
the game. 

Freshman Sean Fakete was 
4-for-4 on PATs. Alex Gilchrist '12 
had 1.5 sacks on five tackles and 
classmate Jur'ey Fowlkes '11 led 
LVC with eight tackles, his career- 
high. 



Photo courtesy of GoDutchmen.com 
Senior Caleb Fick accumulated 
186 passing yards and a touch- 
down in the game. With 5,659 
career yards currently, Fick needs 
276 yards to become LVC's all- 
time leading passer by yardage. 

On Saturday, Nov. 13, Lebanon 
Valley College will host rival Al- 
bright (5-4) in a Middle Atlantic 
Conference contest in hopes of 
improving their record to 6-4, cre- 
ating a possibility for an appear- 
ance in the EC AC Bowl. 



L. SCOTT 



lrs002(o)lvc.edu 



Back to back 
to back for VB 

Sherae Jones '11 

La Vie Staff Writer 



Tick-tack-toe, three in a row! 
Well, that's usually what is said for 
the game tic-tac-toe, but it now can 
be said for LVC Women's Volley- 
ball Team. The Flying Dutchmen 
got their third straight Common- 
wealth Conference Championship 
on Saturday against Elizabeth- 
town. However, the road to get 
there was challenging. 

Last Wednesday (11/3) in 
the Commonwealth Conference 
semifinals, the team found them- 
selves engaged in a very intense 
match with Messiah. The Falcons 
defeated LVC in the first two sets 
(20-25, 20-25). The Dutchmen 
then made a comeback in the third 
set, defeating Messiah 25-22 and 




then winning the last two sets (25- 
12, 15-13). Seniors Joelle Snyder 
and Michelle Little led the team 
in hitting percentage with .319 
and .289. LVC had 64 kills, 20 
from Emily Hopkins '11, 18 from 
Snyder and 15 from Little. Senior 
Emily Perkins had 51 assists and 
junior Angela Kuperavage had 
31 digs. The win helped the team 
advance to the Commonwealth 
Conference Championship Game 



Photo courtesy of GoDutchmen.com 

against Elizabethtown. 

LVC defeated the Blue Jays 3-0 
to take the conference title for the 
third year in a row. The scores were 
26-24, 25-13 and 25-16. Kuperav- 
age had 17 digs while Perkins had 
10 digs with 42 assists. Snyder 
added 15 kills. Kuperavage was 
also named the tournament's Most 
Valuable Player. 



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Field hockey 
falls to No. 1 
Messiah 

Lauren Scott '12 

Sports Editor 

The Dutchmen field hockey 
team defeated Elizabethtown on 
Wednesday Nov. 3. 

Scorers of the game included 
two goals from Jocelyn Novak '12, 
who broke her record for goals in a 
season as she collected her 36th of 
the year. Caitlin Vasey ' 1 3 knocked 
in her 21st goal of the year and 
Shelly Lobach '11 knocked one in 
early in the second half. 

E-town scored two in the sec- 
ond half, but Novak knocked in 
another, securing a 4-2 victory for 
the Dutchmen. 

Junior Christine Poletti had 
three saves in the game. LVC led 
in shots (21-7) and corners (9-8). 

The win led the Dutchmen 
to play Messiah on Saturday in 
the Commonwealth Conference 
championships, creating a compe- 
tition of the top two teams in the 
nation. The game marked the sixth 
consecutive year the two teams 
faced each other for the CC title. 

Prior to the game, the Dutch- 
men had only one loss this season, 
an overtime heartbreaker verses 
the Falcons on Oct. 20. 

Messiah took a 2-0 lead early in 
the game, but things were started 
to turn around when sophomore 
Kelsey Miller cut the lead in half 
four minutes after the Falcons' sec- 
ond goal. After returning from a 
hit to the mouth, which resulted in 
25 stitches, Novak added another 
goal from sophomore Vasey s as- 
sist at 44: 19, which tied the game. 

Unfortunately, Messiah took 
off in the second half, scoring three 
unanswered goals. 

Messiah led 27-15 on shots and 
10-7 on corners. 

Although the team did not 
win the Commonwealth Confer- 
ence bid, the team reached their 
sixth- straight NCAA berth via the 
bracket announced Monday. 



L. SCOTT 



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